Owl Moon Environmental Inc.

Owl Moon Environmental Inc. (OMEI; www.owlmoon.ca) has an opening an experienced biologist to conduct waterfowl monitoring in the oil sands region near Fort McMurray, Alberta. This is a field-based position that extends to November 1st, 2022. You would be expected to work independently or in a small team recording birds from land-based monitoring locations and by boat. Experience identifying waterfowl, wading birds, and landbirds is required. A valid driver’s licence and experience driving a four-wheel drive vehicle (will be provided) under difficult off-road muddy conditions is also required. The work environment is within an industrial mine and requires close attention to safety standards, and client site rules and regulations. A shift rotation of 11-hour days, and daily flexibility or being on call will be required. This position is located in Fort McMurray. Accommodations would be the responsibility of the successful applicants.

Successful candidates will have a Degree or Diploma in Biology or Environmental Science or equivalent experience. Candidates must also demonstrate attention to detail in data recording and management, and excellent time management and communication skills. Qualifications will include the ability to tolerate long field days and sometimes difficult field conditions, while maintaining a healthy team atmosphere. Biologists will adhere to OMEI safety and industrial site requirements, including government agency and client directives relating to COVID-19, and will be required to pass an industrial site pre-access Alcohol & Drug test. Safety training courses (e.g., First Aid, OSSA Common Safety Orientation, Bear Awareness) will be provided. We are providing a competitive wage, and sick leave of 10, paid 8-hour workdays over the period of employment. No other health or benefits beyond those described herein will be included.

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and the name and contact information of three persons as references. Successful candidates will be required to provide a driver’s abstract and claims experience letter demonstrating a record that qualifies for coverage under OMEI’s vehicle insurance policy. Applications will be received until the position is filled. To apply or receive further information, please contact OMEI Human Resources at hr@owlmoon.ca.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 7 months

COVID-19 considerations:
COVID-19 protocols follow government health guidelines and client site requirements, and are subject to change.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)


  • field work and bird data collection: 1 year (required)

To apply for this job email your details to hr@owlmoon.ca